E's thesis, Animating Injury: Trauma Rite as Personal Exhibition and Public Exposition is available Here
Weaving genres of social theory, art critique, poetry and performance, “Animating Injury: Trauma Rite as Personal Exhibition and Public Exposition” explores Cadoux’s 2016 public performance work Trauma Rite in order to investigate lived survivorship and challenge the architecture of public affect. Trauma Rite is an eight-hour endurance piece in which Cadoux discloses their identity as a survivor of rape, attempts to clean their body, and scrubs their skin raw, repeatedly performing a trauma cycle of recognition, redemption, and relapse. Audience culture was recorded through documentation of the intersection of North University and State St, in Ann Arbor, MI, between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM, and an online forum that passersby could anonymously interact with, logging their responses to Trauma Rite. Cadoux writes on internal and external impacts of giving voice to the survivor body in the public, through their own performance and impactful performed works on gendered violence and psychic injury by other artists. In sections surrounding their address to the audience, audience complicity, and onlooker space-making, Cadoux posits that performance surrounding sexual violence has the capacity to undermine frameworks of public immobility and survivor isolation, unveiling compassionate counterpublics and commons.
Animating Injury: Trauma Rite as Personal Exhibition and Public Exposition received the Robert Hayden Award in the Humanities and highest honors.
In Winter 2017, E taught a class in the Honors College of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, entitled "Performing Fractures and Futures: Embodied Art and Narratives of Justice." The course is a survey of feminist performance that seeks to catalyze social change through embodied art. Students looked at social movements in racial, disability, sex and gender justice, and the performance art that accompanies them.
Link to the LSA Course Guide Here.
Intergroup Dialogues are semester-long, peer led, social justice dialogues that seek to engage people about power, privilege, and oppression in relation to a specific identity topic.
Each dialogue has an even distribution of folks who are oppressed or privileged in that social identity.
E co-facilitated the Race and Ethnicity dialogue as the white facilitator, alongside Vidhya Aravind, in Winter 2016.